Stravinsky's Firebird sequence was masterfully beautiful by how it was animated, though it took Disney an awful long time to do this episode in Fantasia because they were at first interested but had trouble finding ideas on making it (so went to The Rite of Spring) back then. Carnival of the Animals & Fifth Symphony were also good, too. About time for me to revisit this soon, haven't seen it in ages but still good.
There are only a few of the shorts that are truly memorable. The last one from Stravinsky may be the only great one. It doesn't feel like a wholehearted effort, and the running time may be proof of that. They even had the inclusion of the Sorcerer's apprentice seems out of place. It's entertaining but not transcendental... the music if of course amazing.
I'm fond of this despite my many objections. The Firebird Suite is beautiful and the Pines of Rome sequence still gets me choked up. Still barely a shadow of its predecessor. Terrible intros really brought the piece down.
Intended as a loving tribute to its classical period and a continuation of the Fantasia idea, it only serves to show how little imagination and mastery there was in the so-called "Disney Renaissance" of the 1990s. The inclusion of the original's "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment, which was 60 years old by the year 2000, just makes everything else look terrible by comparison.
A shorter and faster paced sequel to the original "Fantasia". The best shorts are the one with the insane flamingo and his yo-yo and the beautifully drawn story about nature's death and rebirth. I also like the "Rhapsody in Blue" short and (gasp!) overall this movie is more satisfying than the original, but the reprise of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" is unnecessary and the Donald Duck short is disappointing but cute.
One of the best movies all animation history. For me rhapsody in blue part is classic short film. Because this song is associated with nyc , in some sequence we see gershwin while he was playing this song. Also style refers hirschfeld's drawings.it tells three people' story who wish for a better future in their life.
At the same time I like flamingo parts too , there is no dialogue but this so funny for me.
Questo film è parte integrante della mia visione del mondo, visto a soli 6 anni al cinema, rimasi talmente stupefatto da rivederlo svariate volte al cinema, per poi comprare la cassetta e consumarla, forse il primo è migliore, ma non posso che amare questo di più